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2bikemike
07-01-2012, 07:06 PM
This is freaking Awsome. I seriously hate the Gun buy back programs. I see all kinds of opportunity for criminals to turn in firearms used in crimes, I also believe it incentivises the stealing of firearms.

But I love how this one went down!

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/01/12510938-chicago-gun-buyback-unknowingly-raises-money-for-nra-kids-gun-camp?lite

Chicago’s firearm buyback program, titled “Don’t kill a dream, save a life,” aims to get dangerous weapons off the street. But a pro-gun rights group gleefully says it used the program to turn in “non-firing junk” to raise money for a National Rifle Association youth shooting camp.

Guns Save Life, based in Champaign, Ill., three hours south of Chicago, turned in dozens of guns and BB guns it had collected – “rusty scrap metal,” the group called the load – taking home $6,240.

Of the 5,500 guns turned in on June 23, 60 came from Guns Save Life.

The Chicago Police Department program pays $100 for every gun and $10 every BB gun, air gun or replica, no questions asked. The money is given in the form of a Visa debit card.

“We are redirecting funds from people who would work against the private ownership of firearms to help introduce the next generation to shooting safely and responsibly,” John Boch, head of Guns Save Life, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Boch said the money will go toward paying for ammunition for the youth camp.

Police spokeswoman Melissa Stratton was not amused, according to the Sun-Times.

“It’s unfortunate that this group is abusing a program intended to increase the safety of our communities,” Stratton said.

|Zach|
07-01-2012, 07:17 PM
How do people even have guns anymore anyway...I THOTZ OBAMA WAS GONNA TAKE EVY SINGL GUN AND BULLIT AWAY FROM EVERYONEZ.

AustinChief
07-01-2012, 07:30 PM
“It’s unfortunate that this group is abusing a program intended to increase the safety of our communities,” Stratton said.


What is wrong with this ignorant shrew? IN WHAT WORLD does teaching kids about gun responsibility and safety NOT make communities safer? I honestly hope she catches a stray bullet in the FUPA.

Saul Good
07-01-2012, 07:37 PM
How do people even have guns anymore anyway...I THOTZ OBAMA WAS GONNA TAKE EVY SINGL GUN AND BULLIT AWAY FROM EVERYONEZ.

Price of ammo has tripled since then...

stonedstooge
07-01-2012, 07:40 PM
How do people even have guns anymore anyway...I THOTZ OBAMA WAS GONNA TAKE EVY SINGL GUN AND BULLIT AWAY FROM EVERYONEZ.

He was trying, but fucked up that deal down in Arizona.

2bikemike
07-02-2012, 09:44 AM
He was trying, but ****ed up that deal down in Arizona.

Thats pretty funny!

Rain Man
07-02-2012, 12:07 PM
I'm always amazed at how many guns are turned in at these things. America has a lot of guns.

Here are some quick stats. This is from the Brady group, so it may present the numbers with a bit of an agenda, but they're interesting: http://www.bradycampaign.org/facts/gunsinamerica It looks like Hawaii may be ripe for a Japanese or Chinese invasion.

DID YOU KNOW? The United States has millions of guns in civilian hands.

The U.S. has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands (Hepburn, p. 18).

Each year, about 4.5 million new firearms, including approximately 2 million handguns, are sold in the United States (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), p. 1).

An estimated 2 million secondhand firearms are sold each year as well (ATF, p. 1).

In 2009, police recovered at least 239,883 guns in connection with crime (Brady Center, 2010).

Gun owners throw away an estimated 36,000 guns every year (Police Foundation, p. 30).
DID YOU KNOW? Household gun ownership has been declining since the 1970s.

The percentage of American households with a gun has been steadily declining over time, (from a high of 54 percent in 1977 to 32 percent in 2010) (Smith, 2008 and Violence Policy Center, 2011).

Gun ownership is highly concentrated. Approximately 20 percent of gun owners own 65 percent of the nation's guns (Hepburn, p. 16).

Household gun ownership may be declining even though millions of guns are sold each year in part because gun owners are adding more guns to their collections. The average number of guns per owner has increased from 4.1 in 1994 to 6.9 in 2004 (Hepburn, p. 18).

Approximately one-quarter of U.S. adults owns a gun (Cook, p. 268).

Household gun ownership levels vary greatly by state, from 60 percent in Wyoming to 9 percent in Hawaii (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001).

vailpass
07-02-2012, 03:26 PM
What is the purpose of the OP? Was it supposed to say "NMBLA" instead of "NRA"?

2bikemike
07-02-2012, 08:36 PM
What is the purpose of the OP? Was it supposed to say "NMBLA" instead of "NRA"?

The purpose of the OP was just to illustrate the idiotic ideals of Chicago Anti Gunners.

What is "NMBLA"

vailpass
07-03-2012, 01:58 PM
The purpose of the OP was just to illustrate the idiotic ideals of Chicago Anti Gunners.

What is "NMBLA"

Thanks.
Don't ask.